In this online gallery we bring you an experimental work of Internet art every three months, back to back, 24/7, accessible from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. The sun never sets on BAM/PFA NetArt.
BAM/PFA NetArt is a showcase for the full range of this evolving and maturing art form, from the iconic works and veteran artists of the mid-1990s to later generations of net artists who are creating some of the most compelling and critical art of our era. Each online exhibition will feature an audio interview that lets the artist talk over your shoulder as you experience their art.
As milk trucks clatter through the pre-dawn streets and donut shops unfurl their awnings, BAM/PFA NetArt is hard at work. Open your eyes, log on, and meet the art of tomorrow.
Unlike an exhibition in a bricks-and-mortar gallery, once a NetArt exhibition concludes, it does not disappear; instead, it becomes part of the living NetArt archive, the old always accessible alongside the new.
In the NetArtchive, you can view previous exhibitions and more. When each artwork moves into the archive, it is "open-sourced." Each artist decides how they would like their work represented in the archive and they allow relevant source files to be made available for download.
In this way, viewers get a rare opportunity to "look under the hood" of the artworks, and this allows the works to support research and instruction in new ways. In recognition of the open practices that inform much net art, these source files are also available for remix, allowing these works to inspire an ongoing cycle of new artistic creation.